Fox Tales (Weekly Update)

November 15-19, 2021

Quick Reminders at a Glance

  • Students should be in class at 7:45 am. We stop serving breakfast at 7:45 am.
  • If you are using the Kiss-n-Ride drop off lane, please put your hazards on when waiting in the line!!!
  • Open Enrollment Period (to attend a school not in your school zone is now through Feb. 1)
  • Join the PTA Directory!
  • Fox Walk a Thon was this weekend--Log your Fitness hours through Nov. 21
  • Report cards will be sent home on Friday, Nov. 19
  • Wed., Nov. 24-Fri. Nov. 26 is Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)
  • (Virtual) Middle School Night-Nov. 30th
  • Dec. 3rd is 2 Hour Early Dismissal for Students/NO YMCA EXTENDED DAY

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

Children Ages 5-11 are Eligible for the Vaccination!

So many Fox students are sharing their elation when they receive their vaccination!!! When have children been so excited to go get a shot? I strongly encourage you to vaccinate your children if they are eligible to receive the Covid -19 vaccine. You can receive the vaccination at your pediatrician, or local drug stores in addition to the following RPS/VDH Community Events:

Wednesday, November 17-4-6 pm at Cardinal Elementary, 745 Catalina Dr. RVA 23224

Saturday, November 20, 10-3pm at George Wythe HS, 4314 Crutchfield St. RVA

Saturday Dec. 11, 10-3 pm at George Wythe HS, 4314 Crutchfield St, RVA

Why should you vaccinate your child? To keep our community healthy and safe! Additionally, if your child is vaccinated and has an exposure to COVID, they generally will not have to quarantine---this will help us to have uninterrupted instruction this year!

Marking Period 1 Report Cards

Report Cards Coming Home Friday in Back Packs

All students will bring home their report card on Friday. You should receive 2 copies--one to keep and 1 to SIGN and send back to school.

Middle School Information Night

Calling ALL 5th grade Families (and anyone else who is curious!)

Fox will host a VIRTUAL middle school night on Tuesday, November 30th from 6:30-7:35. Log in to hear about and meet the Principal's from Binford Middle School (the Fox feeder school) and 2 specialty programs that are available to middle school students: Franklin Military Academy and the International Baccalaureate Program at Lucille Brown Middle School. ALL are welcome to join in!

Log in Link:

Meeting Agenda:

6:30-6:40-Welcome from Fox Principal/Counselor


7:05-7:20-Brown IB program

7:20-7:35 Franklin Military Academy

Annual PTA Christmas Tree, Wreath and Garland Sale

December 3rd-4th

Our PTA is set to host the annual Christmas Tree, Wreath and Garland Sale on Dec 3 from 3-6pm and Dec. 4th from 9-2pm. You MUST pre-order your tree!!!!!! We are also looking for volunteers to help unload tree the week prior and on the day of the sales:

Here is the link to buy a Christmas tree, wreath, and garland:

Any questions can be sent to:

Deirdre Hughes

PTA Directory

Connect with other Fox Families!

The PTA has created a new website and Directory for parents to add their information to. This Directory replaces A to Z Connect(our previous directory platform), so all parents will need to add their information this year. Through this Directory, parents will be able to join class hubs and search for other parents. Parents will be able to choose how much of their information they wish to share. We want to get as many parents added as possible! In future years, parents will only need to update their information with any changes. Here are instructions for adding your information. Any issues, please contact Katie Ricard at

The 2021 Fall Fox Trot


Help raise funds to improve Fox’s outdoor learning and play spaces and get active at the same time with the Fox Trot Walk-a-thon at! Mobile users can text foxtrot to (919) 626-3277 to donate.

    • Starting November 12, your student can start logging fitness minutes. The student with the most fitness minutes logged will win $100 Amazon gift card and a lunch bunch with me! Family and friends can pledge based on each fitness minute logged
    • Donations can be made and fitness minutes logged until Nov. 21st. The student raising the most funds will also win $100 Amazon gift card and a lunch bunch with me.

RPS Open Enrollment period is Oct. 14-February 1st

Do you want your child to attend a school outside of their school zone?

If you have a 5th grader, and you want your child to attend a Middle School next year that is NOT in their school zone, you need to fill out an Open Enrollment Application!

If you already are attending Fox through Open Enrollment, and you have a sibling that you want to attend Fox next year, you need to fill out an Open Enrollment Application (there is a part where you will indicate that there is already a sibling at this school!)

Information and the link to the Open Enrollment application can be found on the website----or here:

Morning Arrival

Is your child a HERO?????

A Fox HERO is a student who is Here, Everyday, Ready-to-learn, On-time (in class by 7:45 am)

Each week, teachers will identify a student who has gone above and beyond to not only attend class, but to participate as well. Fox HEROS will receive recognition during class and a prize!

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If your child is absent call the office (804-780-6259) AND send a note upon their return!


We know that a student may be absent from school occasionally due to illness (cold/flu etc.), doctor appointments, death in the family or a court appearance. Please call the front office on the day of your absence AND send in a written note upon the child's return to school indicating why your child missed school! Please be reminded that a family trip/vacation is an unexcused absence. Students with 5 unexcused absences may have to meet with the Attendance Support team to discuss truancy.

If you have been told to quarantine by our school nurse due to an exposure at school, you do not need to call daily/send a note. We have your documentation for your quarantine! If you have been told to quarantine through your personal Dr. please call the nurse to discuss what documentation needs to be provided (804-780-6259).

If you have a sick child, siblings who are not sick should still attend school!

Lit Limo At Fox and Randolph Community Center!

Fridays is the our Lit Limo day! NEW WINTER HOURS

The Lit Limo will be at Fox on Fridays from 4:00-4:20 and at the Randolph Community center on Fridays from 4:30-5:50-. Bring your family to get books and prizes!

Join the PTA!

PTA Membership only costs $10 per person--but the $$$ goes a long way to support our school!

WIlliam Fox Elementary

Have you looked at our school website? It has a lot of up to date information! Have you joined our PTA facebook page?


October 28th- PTA Trunk or Treat/Movie Night on the Fox Playground! -5:45-8pm

November 1st-5th-NO SCHOOL